Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Entrance to CHOA at Egleston
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, CHOA, is a pediatric hospital in Georgia. CHOA has two hospitals, Egleston and Scottish Rite that have special floors dedicated to helping children diagnosed with cancer. The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta consisting of 54 inpatient beds and ten bone marrow transplant beds. CHOA at Egleston has the only Bone Marrow Transplant unit on the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service floor. Egleston has 24 beds available to childhood cancer patients and Scottish Rite has 20 rooms available. Patients diagnosed with cancer come to CHOA for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency healthcare needs.
Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service Floor
As of 2010, approximately 373 new cancer diagnosis occur annually at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. According to data, available on the hospital website, choa.org, a child's typical stay in 2009 is 5.28 days. Children staying in the Bone Marrow Transplant unit typically stayed 38.75 days in 2009. CHOA performed a total of 58 bone marrow transplants, had 15,286 inpatient days, and diagnosed 355 new cancer cases in 2008.